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Algerian Lawmakers Pass Constitutional Reforms

Algeria has adopted a new package of constitutional reforms that include limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by the Berbers as an official language of the North African country. Parliament approved the reforms Sunday with 499 lawmakers voting in favor, two voting against and 16 abstaining.  Some lawmakers boycotted the vote.  The changes reverse a 2008 reform that allowed 78-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for two additional...

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